FARM Art Helps Feed People

Two community gardens, five organic farms, and one photographer’s cause.

FARM, the debut solo show of local artist Jayne Walther, features a collection of traditional and abstract images captured at two urban community gardens and five farms serving the Triangle area.

FARM will also benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, by donating 10 percent of sales proceeds to the organization.

Walther started the FARM photography project a year and a half ago at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Teaching Farm in Raleigh; IFFS has pioneered innovative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.

“There is a big food movement happening — we are hearing new terms such as Food Corridor, Food Deserts, GMO, Bio Dynamic, Sustainable. Most of us don’t really even know what criteria it takes to be organic,” said Walther.

An opening reception for FARM will be held at Village Art Circle Gallery, on Friday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., during the Final Friday Cary Art Loop. The gallery is located at 200 S. Academy St., in Ashworth Village.

The free opening includes refreshments and live music by Foscoe Philharmonic. FARM runs through Wednesday, Oct. 22.

On Saturdays during the month of October, Walther will also host guest speakers at Village Art Circle Gallery to discuss food topics and to educate consumers.

The Food and Farm Speaker Series:    

Oct. 4, 1 p.m.: Erin White, principal at Community Food Lab, on Designing Future Food Systems in the Triangle

Oct. 4, 2 p.m.: Debbie Moose, cookbook author and writer, on Getting the Most from a Trip to the Farmers Market

Oct. 11, 1 p.m.: Jenn Sanford-Johnson of Well Fed Community Garden, on Insights Into Creating a Community Garden

Oct. 11, 2 p.m.: Sun Butler, division chief of agricultural programs at IFFS, on Farming in Southeast Raleigh & Growing Farmers

Oct. 18, 1 p.m.: Ginger Zucchino of The Gardener’s Kitchen, on Preserve Your Bounty For Use Year-Round

Oct. 18, 2 p.m.: Fred Miller of Hilltop Farm, on What Does Certified Organic Really Mean?

Registration is free for these sessions, but seating is limited. Sign up at

For more information on the artist, visit 

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